Category: Broadway
One Musical's Epic Quest to Get to Broadway
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, October 08, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 8, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After seven years and multiple incarnations, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical hits Broadway Since 1961, TheaterWorksUSA has toured lit-based shows for young audiences to 49 states and parts of Canada. But the nonprofit's productions never made it to Broadway… until now. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at the Longacre...
Finding the Heart of an Easy-to-Hate Character
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 07, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 7, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Ian Barford on his challenging role in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista on Broadway --- Ian Barford realizes that some audience members may view the 50-year-old divorcé he portrays in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista as "despicable, a misanthrope, a narcissist and probably a nihilist." He feels that way about him too. But the actor also sees his character,...
Broadway Is His Day Job
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 03, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 3, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Ty Jones is running the Classical Theatre of Harlem while acting in The Great Society --- The timing was perfect. After a four-year stint on Starz's crime drama Power, Ty Jones' special agent character was about to be killed off when he got offered a role in Broadway's The Great Society, no audition required. Make that multiple roles. Jones portrays...
What Happens When a Show Hits Too Close to Home?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Wednesday, September 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
Wed Sep 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
A theatre lover has an unexpected catharsis in the dark --- Someone in the audience was crying -- loudly. While I appreciated his attempts to muffle his hysterical sobs, what I really wanted was for him to vanish. The way the protagonist was reacting to his father's death was upsetting enough, especially for anyone who'd lost a dad like I just did....
The Challenges of Staging 'The Height of the Storm'
By NICOLE SERRATORE
Monday, September 23, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Sep 23, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Jonathan Kent on directing Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins in a slippery new drama about memory --- Jonathan Kent started out as a painter and actor, but everything clicked into place for him once he took up directing in his forties. Now, after nearly 30 years in this vocation, the Tony-nominated Brit is back in New York helming The Height of the...
How Do You Follow Up Winning a Tony for 'Harry Potter?'
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Tuesday, September 17, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 17, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Jack Thorne talks about his two new shows opening in NYC --- When Jack Thorne was 11 years old, he was kicked out of choir for lying. "I was absolutely devastated," recalls the Tony-winning English playwright of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, who has two shows opening in New York this fall. "That feeling is still with me to this day,"...
Why Are There So Many New Plays About AIDS Right Now?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, September 11, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Sep 11, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Three new works, including Broadway's The Inheritance, explore the impact of the virus on multiple generations --- Playwright Matthew Lopez was 10 when he first learned about AIDS from the TV news. "That's how I discovered what being gay was, by simultaneously being taught that it also meant dying of HIV/AIDS," he says. Later, as a theatre-loving...
Finding a Way to Love 'Phantom' After Trauma
By MEG MASSERON
Tuesday, September 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Tue Sep 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
How the #MeToo movement made me see my favorite musical from a new perspective --- When someone says she has a complicated relationship in her life, she's usually referring to her mother or an ex. But for me, my most complicated relationship is with my favorite musical: The Phantom of the Opera. I became a super-Phan the first time I saw the show...
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